Blue C.R.E.W. Cops & Rangers Educating Waterloo Region
The Kitchener Rangers are proud of their partnership with the Waterloo Regional Police Services, otherwise known as Blue C.R.E.W. Cops and Rangers Educating Waterloo Region is a program that’s unique to both hockey and policing. This program will forward a strong partnership between both organizations that builds on each others respective assets.
Every player on the Rangers roster has been matched up with a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Teams will work collectively as youth educators and role models, guiding one another through the rewards and challenges of community stewardship, with the hope of building a long lasting camaraderie.
The Rangers and the Waterloo Regional Police both share common goals directed toward building a safe and healthy Waterloo Region.
The goal of the Blue C.R.E.W. is to help educate our community, particularly elementary school children, on such topics as leadership, respect, pride and teamwork.
What better way to present these skills to our community than through “Cops and Rangers”- two organizations that are built on these very foundations.
As this program grows you will notice the Blue C.R.E.W. at multiple community events such as school and hospital visits, safety events and more.
Thank you for supporting the Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear Charity Drive Car Draw. Jas S of Kitchener drove away in a 2017 Toyota Rav 4 XLE!
Only 7,500 were available. Deadline to purchase tickets was 12pm noon on January 5, 2017. Proceeds from the sale of tickets benefit the Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program.
Winner had the option to select one of the the following three vehicles:
- 2017 Chevrolet Equinox LT,
- 2017 Toyota Rav 4 XLE,
- or 2017 Mazda CX5 GS
VALUED AT $32,000 – $34,000
Winner was drawn at the Kitchener Rangers home game vs. the Barrie Colts on Friday, January 13, 2017.
Early Bird prizes were drawn at the Kitchener Rangers home game vs. the Kingston Frontenacs on Friday, December 9, 2016.
- Memorial Cup 2017 Championship Weekend (Two tickets to semi-final and final, two night hotel accommodation, two VIP Lounge passes for each game & $1,000 spending money.
VALUED AT $2,200
- Cub Cadet Snow Blower – 3 Stage, 30″ wide, steerable, 420cc engine, electric start.
VALUED AT $1,899
- Club 63 suite rental for February 7, 2017 Rangers home game. Includes: 14 game tickets & $300 food and beverage voucher.
VALUED AT $1,700
- 2017-18 pair of Kitchener Rangers season tickets.
VALUED AT $1,300
- Suite 23 rental for February 7, 2017 Rangers home game. Includes: Eight game tickets, two suite parking passes and $200 food & beverage voucher.
VALUED AT $1,000
- $1,000 dollar fuel card. (from Hogg Fuels)
VALUED AT $1,000
- One free KMHA registration.
VALUED AT $500
- Two free hockey beginnings/learn to skate registrations. (Drawn separately)
VALUED AT $280
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Many children ranging in age from infant to 16 years within our region along with their families deal with childhood cancer on a daily basis.
The Kitchener Rangers have teamed up with former Ranger and current Columbus Blue Jacket, David Clarkson to run a program called Clarky’s Kids.
Kitchener Rangers Clarky’s Kids provides children from Grand River Hospital’s POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) Satellite Centre the opportunity to experience the excitement of a Kitchener Rangers game and visit with players and coaches in and out of the hospital. As well, this program continues to raise funds that aid in the support of local families and siblings dealing with a child that has cancer.
From 2002 to 2005, Clarkson spent countless hours supporting local community programs. His goodwill and commitment to both the team and the region have inspired numerous people of all ages. He was honoured with the Ted Scharf Award in 2002-03 and 2003-04 for being the Kitchener Rangers Humanitarian of the Year. “It’s great to be able to come back and support a community that supported me when I played here.” – David Clarkson
SUPPORT CLARKY’S KIDS
PLACE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT MESSAGE
Do you know someone special that has a birthday, anniversary or graduation coming up? Surprise them with a celebration message on our centre ice video board. All proceeds support Clarky’s Kids. Click here to find out more >
MAKE A DONATION
All monetary donations directly benefit the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at Grand River Hospital as well as the Pediatric Oncology Financial Assistance Program (POFAP). POFAP aids local families with the costs of food, accommodation and babysitting during their child’s cancer treatment.
By mail: Kitchener Rangers, 1963 Eugene George Way, Kitchener, ON N2H 0B8
Cheques may be made payable to Kitchener Rangers/Clarky’s Kids. Tax receipts are issued directly to you from POGO and Grand River Hospital Foundation.
In person: Rangers administration office, 400 East Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2H 1Z6
M-F, 9:30am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Entrance off of parking lot A
GRAND RIVER HOSPITAL’S POGO SATELLITE CENTRE
For the past 25 years, POGO has been working on behalf of Ontario’s childhood cancer community to continually improve care for children with cancer.
The clinic located at Grand River Hospital is one of six POGO satellite oncology clinics in the Province of Ontario set up to deliver cancer care closer to home.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM
Please contact Michelle Fortin, Manager of Brand Marketing.
POGO Charitable Registration Number: 871067245RR0001
Grand River Hospital Foundation Charitable Business Number: 88918 0394 RR 0001
We look forward to helping you in the 2017-18 season. The Kitchener Rangers Community Corner offers community, not-for-profit and charitable groups the opportunity to market their brand at our game free of charge.
COMMUNITY CORNER INCLUDES:
- Your event/group/organization logo to be shown on our centre ice video board. Your logo is placed in our community corner video.
- One 6 foot table with two chairs in our designated Community Corner where you may present your messaging as fans enter the venue.
- Space for two (2) volunteers to help share your group’s message
Run on a first come, first served basis. Event organizer must complete the online application below in full. In order to qualify for this request you must be a charitable organization, community group, or non-profit organization. The Kitchener Rangers are only able to accommodate each group/organization once during the OHL season.
- Event organizer must complete the application form in full to be considered.
- We will not accept applications from third party fundraisers, groups or businesses or personal/team fundraising.
- Priority is given to those located in Waterloo Region.
- One application per year/per group is allowed.
- Group/organization must adhere to regular ticket holder policy: OHL policy dictates that there will be no audio recording, video recording or photography from a camera with lenses larger than 35mm or SLR camera equipment. Flash photography from personal cameras is strictly prohibited. Management reserves the right to refuse admission or expel from the premises any person whose presence or conduct is deemed objectionable. Ticket holder acknowledges all risks incidental to any game or event and hereby agrees to assume same. Holder consents to reasonable examinations of his/her person and effects to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, by-laws and facility regulations and rules.
- No more than two (2) volunteers will be allowed access
- Activities at your Community Corner must not conflict with any Rangers promotions. You must have approval by Rangers for all activities you wish to host at your Community Corner table. Your application must include information pertaining to the set up of your table to be considered.
- Table must be set up before the venue opens to the public: 1.5 hours prior to game time.
- Table must not be left unattended at any time during game.
- Volunteers and staff at the table should conduct themselves in a manner of which they would behave at the organizations facilities.
You will be contacted within 2-4 business days of submitting your application unless otherwise noted. The Kitchener Rangers look forward to supporting your organization/group at one of our upcoming home games. Approved applicants will be emailed with confirmation of their game date and will be required to confirm back to the Rangers within 2 business days or run the risk of the date being provided to an alternate group or organization.
SCHEDULE OF AVAILABILITY
Dates listed are those which have been approved.
|#||Date / Opp||Time||Community Corner Group||More Info / Website|
|Ex 1||Sat, Sept. 16 vs NIA||2:00pm||Canadian Mental Health Association, Waterloo-Wellington|
|1||Fri, Sept. 22 vs FLT||7:30pm||Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada||www.lightthenight.ca|
|2||Fri, Sept. 29 vs OS||7:30pm||CARP||carp.ca|
|3||Fri, Oct. 6 vs ERI||7:30pm||Hockey Helps the Homeless||hockeyhelpsthehomeless.com|
|4||Mon, Oct. 9 vs OS||2:00pm||Foodbank of Waterloo Region||thefoodbank.ca|
|5||Fri, Oct. 20 vs LDN||7:30pm|
|6||Fri, Oct. 27 vs OS||7:30pm||NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE|
|7||Sun, Oct. 29 vs NB||2:00pm||Bereaved Families of Ontario||bfomidwest.org|
|8||Fri, Nov. 3 vs GUE||7:30pm||MOVEMBER KW||facebook.com/MovemberKW|
|9||Fri, Nov. 10 vs WSR||7:30pm||NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE|
|10||Tues, Nov. 14 vs LDN||7:00pm||SLF Centre For Physically Active Communities||Click here|
|11||Fri, Nov. 17 vs GUE||7:30pm||YWCA KW||ywcakw.on.ca|
|12||Sun, Nov. 19 vs PBO||6:00pm||Special Olympics Ontario
|13||Fri, Dec. 1 vs OS||7:30pm||Salvation Army||salvationarmy.ca|
|14||Tues, Dec. 5 vs WSR||7:00pm||Canadian Tire Jumpstart||jumpstart.canadiantire.ca|
|15||Fri, Dec. 8 vs FLT||7:30pm|
|16||Fri, Dec. 15 vs SSM||7:30pm|
|17||Sun, Dec. 17 vs KGN||2:00pm||NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE|
|18||Fri, Dec. 29 vs ERI||7:30pm|
|19||Tues, Jan. 2 vs BAR||7:00pm|
|20||Fri, Jan. 5 vs MIS||7:30pm|
|21||Sun, Jan. 14 vs LDN||6:00pm|
|22||Fri, Jan. 19 vs ERI||7:30pm||St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs||sja.ca|
|23||Sun, Jan. 21 vs GUE||2:00pm|
|24||Fri, Jan. 26 vs SAG||7:30pm||House of Friendship / Potato Night||houseoffriendship.org|
|25||Fri, Feb. 2 vs HAM||7:30pm|
|26||Tues, Feb. 6 vs NIA||7:00pm||NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE|
|27||Fri, Feb. 9 vs SAR||7:30pm||St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation||supportstmarys.ca|
|28||Fri, Feb. 23 vs SBY||7:30pm||Talk Today (CMHA/OHL)|
|29||Sun, Feb. 25 vs OTT||2:00pm||Icing Smiles Canada||icingsmiles.ca|
|30||Fri, Mar. 2 vs OSH||7:30pm||Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear||kids-in-gear.com|
|31||Tues, Mar. 6 vs SAR||7:00pm||NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE|
|32||Fri, Mar. 9 vs SSM||7:30pm|
|33||Sun, Mar. 11 vs SAG||2:00pm||FCSW Hot Shots||facswaterloo.org|
|34||Fri, Mar. 16 vs GUE||7:30pm||NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE|
|PL 1||Pl Rd 1 / Gm 1*||TBD|
|Pl 2||Pl Rd 1 / Gm 2*||TBD|
|*Possible game to be determined.|
Submit the form to apply. You must complete all fields.
Fan Fest and Barbecue
We’re kicking off the 2017-18 season with fun, food and friends at our annual Fan Fest and Barbecue in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation.
The Kitchener Rangers will host their annual Fan Fest and Barbecue in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Aud.
Fans have the opportunity to meet the Rangers players, enjoy a BBQ lunch and take part in a number of activities including inflatable games and rides!
The Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program is always on hand to collect equipment. Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used hockey equipment to donate to those members of our community that would very much appreciate the gesture!
Following the BBQ, the Rangers host their first exhibition game of the year. With tickets available at the door and general seating.
Hockey Day in Rangers Nation
The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club hosted the 7th Annual Hockey Day in Rangers Nation, on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. Hockey Day in Rangers Nation engages the region’s 10-year-old Major Atom house league hockey players, providing them the opportunity to participate in an authentic Rangers game day experience.
Fourteen house league teams from around the Waterloo Region experience what it is like to be part of the Kitchener Rangers and play a full game against a team from outside of their own league. Hockey Day in Rangers Nation is an annual event that is offered at no cost to the participants. Teams also have the opportunity to purchase group tickets for the Rangers’ home game on Sunday, November 20 versus the Guelph Storm at 2pm.
When teams arrive on Hockey Day in Rangers Nation, they are greeted by their very own dressing room attendant. The game-day experience continues with pre-game introductions and full use of The Aud’s new state of the art centre ice video board. Following their game, each player receives a gift package and post-game meal. Later that day, players can re-live their day as Hockey Day highlights are broadcast on the video scoreboard during the Rangers home game versus the Guelph Storm the next day (Sunday, November 20 at 2pm).
Hockey Day in Rangers Nation is limited to 14 teams that will be selected through a lottery process.
Selected teams will be contacted and will receive the following:
PLAY AT THE AUD HOME OF THE KITCHENER RANGERS
Participants: House League (10 yrs of age) – Major Atom
EXCLUSIVE RANGERS’ GAME DAY EXPERIENCE
- Player gift package
- 1 hour game between 9am – 5pm
- Announcer/Video scoreclock
- National anthem
- Dressing room attendant
- Post game meal
- Highlight video during the Rangers vs. Guelph Storm game the next day,
Sunday, November 20, 2016 on the centre ice video board
NO COST TO PARTICIPATE
Participating teams will have the option to purchase tickets to the Rangers versus Guelph Storm game on Sunday, November 20 at 2pm.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
For more information on Hockey Day in Rangers Nation, please email Craig Campbell.
Check out Inside the O’s Hockey Day In Rangers Nation feature >Watch now
Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship Award
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship Award.
The Kitchener Rangers’ Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship Award is an award available to students from the Region of Waterloo entering first-year undergraduate studies in a Canadian post-secondary institution.
In 2005, the name of the award was changed to honour long time Rangers education consultant Ivan Tennant and since then, has awarded more than $173,000 to students. The Scholarship Fund is administered through the KW Community Foundation.
The response from the community and previous recipients has been very positive and the scholarship program has become a large part of our proud Rangers tradition.
Completed applications must be submitted in person or by mail to the address below:
Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club – Scholarship Committee
1963 Eugene George Way
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 0B8
The deadline to apply is Monday, July 17, 2017 and recipients will be notified by September 30, 2017.
Download your application form here.
RBC School Tour
The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club and RBC have partnered to offer schools in the Waterloo Region the opportunity to participate in the RBC School Tour. Comprised of the Read with the Rangers program and the Rangers Captain’s Clinic, the RBC School Tour brings the fun of Kitchener Rangers hockey to your classroom.
READ WITH THE RANGERS*
Read with the Rangers is a program that focuses on the importance of literacy while having fun. Students will have the opportunity to read with their favourite Rangers players and learn a little more about the players’ experiences with reading and education. Recommended for students JK – grade 3.
Two Rangers players will visit your classroom, read one book (provided by the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club) and discuss the material with your class, covering important lessons like respect, goal-setting, sportsmanship and teamwork. Once the reading portion of the program is completed, students may ask the players questions (time permitting).
RANGERS CAPTAIN CLINIC*
Rangers Captains Clinic is a program that focuses on the importance of health and physical activity while learning fundamental hockey skills from some of Canada’s top junior hockey players. Students will have the opportunity to practice hockey specific skills and utilize these skills in a game with their favourite Rangers players. Recommended for students grade 2+.
Two Rangers players will visit your gym class and lead the students in a hockey training session designed especially for them. The players will explain the importance of each part of the session and how the skills apply to their game. At the conclusion of the training session, students may ask the players questions.
Schools interested in hosting a Captain’s Clinic MUST provide the following equipment: floor hockey sticks and protective eyewear (enough for the full class and the Rangers), four (4) hockey nets, two (2) balls and two (2) referees.
All spots have been filled for the 2016-17 season.
Applications for the 2017-18 season will be accepted on the first day of the school year. Request forms will be distributed to all regional schools by mail, and will be available for download online at a later date.
*Note: Limited dates and times available. Acceptance will be based on a first come – first serve basis. Due to demand, the RBC School Tour is limited to one visit per school per academic year.
To learn more about the program, please email Rochelle Thiel, Retail & Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remembrance Day Jersey Auction
The 2017 Remembrance Day Jersey Auction will be held on Friday, November 10 when the Rangers host the Windsor Spitfires for a 7:30pm game.
This will mark the 13th year that the Rangers will wear a commemorative jersey. Details on the 2017 jersey will be released soon!
The 2016 Commemorative Remembrance Day Jersey Crest was inspired by the Canadian Women’s Army Corps. The sweater pays tribute to all of the service women and men who have been a part of the Canadian Forces.
The game-worn jerseys were only available for fans to purchase through a game-day silent auction starting at 6pm through to post-game in the Subscriber’s Lounge.
All proceeds from the auction benefit the 78th Fraser Highlanders Fort Conestoga Garrison, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Poppy Fund.
Special Hockey Benefit Game
On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the Kitchener Rangers hosted the 10th annual Rangers vs. Cambridge Ice Hounds benefit game at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.
Admission to the game was complimentary and monetary donations were welcome at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the Cambridge Ice Hounds.
The Rangers will alternate benefit games between the Cambridge Ice Hounds and Kitchener Ice Pirates (2018).
The Ice Hounds and Ice Pirates are two local hockey teams comprised of more than 100 children and adults who have developmental or physical challenges that prevent them from participating in traditional hockey programs. The goal of both teams is to provide individuals with an opportunity to experience the great Canadian game in a setting where there are no age groups, no tryouts, and everyone has a role. Players don’t need to know how to skate, hold a stick or handle a puck though many of them do this very well. All that is required is a heart and desire to do what many others take for granted; being part of a team, learning about teamwork and most of all having fun playing Canada’s game. The teams travel all over southwestern Ontario to face other teams in many major cities. Friendships are made during these games and the experiences will last a lifetime.
Sun Life Financial Kids in Gear
Launched in August 2010, the Kids in Gear program assists with the collection and purchase of hockey equipment for youth who require financial support in the Kitchener Waterloo community. The equipment collected is ultimately sold to a local sports store that provides credits to purchase new equipment for Kitchener Minor Hockey Association (KMHA) and the Donna’s Kids Program. The program also provides financial support and assists with playing fees for families.
PRE-GAME WORN JERSEY AUCTION – now closed. Thank you for your support. Winning bidders will be notified by the Kitchener Rangers office when jersey’s are available for pick-up.
RANGERS PENALTY KILL DONATION, COURTESY OF HEFFNER TOYOTA
For every successful 2016-17 Rangers Penalty Kill, Heffner Toyota donated $10 to Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear.
KIDS IN GEAR AND DAVID ARRIGO
This season, Sun Life Financial and the Kitchener Rangers are working with artist David Arrigo to bring the Kids in Gear program to life through a series of goalie mask design initiatives including a Kids In Gear Mask Design contest for children 12 years old and under, with David painting the winning design. David is a renowned Toronto artist known for his artwork across the sports/ corporate industry /private commissions (unique and bold designs; helmets, motor vehicles, murals, etc.).
HOCKEY EQUIPMENT DONATION DRIVE
Our collection drive is now over, however, if you wish to drop off equipment, you may drop to the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association during their regular business hours of operation. KMHA is located at 135 Lennox Lewis Way Kitchener, ON N2C 2V1.
KMHA AND DONNA’S KIDS
Kitchener Minor Hockey Association, as part of their mandate, provides financial support for children in this community who, without our assistance, would not be afforded the opportunity to participate in organized hockey in the City of Kitchener. Monies for this cause have been donated by various individuals and organizations over the years, however with increasing demands we have the need to provide further support for this program. One hundred per cent of the funds raised are channeled directly to either purchase equipment for children or subsidize registration.
Looking for support for your child contact:
Kitchener Minor Hockey Association’s Donna’s Kids program
Looking to make a monetary donation contact:
Treena Hennessey at 519-576-3700 or email@example.com
Looking to make an equipment donation:
New or gently used hockey equipment donations may be dropped to the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association at 135 Lennox Lewis Way Kitchener, ON N2C 2V1
Teddy Bear Toss
22 years. 132,271 donated bears.
The Kitchener Rangers invite fans to showcase their generosity in the spirit of the holiday season at the 23rd Annual Teddy Bear Toss Game on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 when the Rangers host the Windsor Spitfires at 7:00pm.
Fans who attend are asked to bring a new or gently loved teddy bear to throw onto the ice immediately following the Rangers’ first goal of the game.
All bears are collected and redistributed to less fortunate members of our community. Check out how many bears we collected last year in #RangersNation:
Again this season, the Kitchener Rangers partnered with Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program, a national charity dedicated to providing children from financially disadvantaged families with the opportunity to experience the benefits of organized sport and physical activity.
Over the last 22 years, Rangers fans have generously donated an incredible total of 132,271 bears for local charitable groups.
Connor Bunnaman scored the coveted 2016 ‘Teddy Bear Goal’ at 1:27 of the second period sending bears to the ice.
|Date of Game||Teddy Bear Goal Scorer||Time of Goal||First Goal||Opponent & Result||No. of Bears Collected|
|Dec. 7, 2016||Connor Bunnaman||2nd 1:27||No||5-1 L vs. MIS||10,527|
|Dec. 8, 2015||Connor Bunnaman||1st 12:51||Yes||5-2 W vs. GUE||10,190|
|Dec. 9, 2014||Liam Maaskant||1st 1:12||Yes||7-4 W vs. ER||9,882|
|Dec. 10, 2013||Nick Magyar||1st 12:28||Yes||6-4 L vs. LDN||9,645|
|Dec. 4, 2012||Brent Pedersen||1st 6:28||Yes||3-2 SOL vs. GUE||8,870|
|Dec. 6, 2011||Zach Lorentz||1st 7:54||Yes||4-2 W vs. LDN||7,762|
|Dec. 7, 2010||Matt Tipoff||1st 0:56||Yes||4-3 W vs. GUE||6,952|
|Dec. 8, 2009||Jason Akeson||1st 12:13||No||5-2 W vs. GUE||6,831|
|Dec. 3, 2008||Jason Akeson||2nd 13:10 [SHG]||No||4-2 L vs. ER||6,528|
|Dec. 5, 2007||Justin Azevedo||2nd 9:37||No||5-4 OTL vs. BRA||6,013|
|Dec. 5, 2006||Kevin Henderson||1st 15:42 [PPG]||No||4-3 W vs. MIS||5,666|
|Dec. 7, 2005||Yves Bastien||1st 7:23||Yes||3-2 W vs. LDN||5,472|
|Dec. 8, 2004||Mike Duco||1st 18:25||No||5-3 L vs. LDN||5,096|
|Dec. 16, 2003||Jesse Boucher||1st 11:38||No||4-4 Tie vs. MIS||5,069|
|Dec. 3, 2002||Evan McGrath||1st 0:20||Yes||3-2 W vs. GUE||5,051|
|Dec. 4, 2001||Jeff Szwez||2nd 18:11||No||3-3 Tie vs. GUE||4,607|
|Dec. 12, 2000||Steve Eminger||1st 7:10||No||4-2 W vs. LDN||4,305|
|Dec. 10, 1999||Mike Mazzuca||1st 8:23||Yes||6-4 W vs. TOR||4,265|
|Dec. 1, 1998||Serge Payer||1st 10:11||Yes||5-3 L vs. ER||3,896|
|Dec., 1997||Jeff Ambrosio||2,100|
|Dec., 1996||Darcy Harris||2,092|
|Dec., 1995||Paul Traynor||1,452|
One in three Canadian families cannot afford to enroll their children in organized sports or physical activities, meaning many kids are missing out on a chance to be competitive, learn fair play, and the spirit of companionship. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is dedicated to removing barriers so that children can participate in organized sports and physical activity by helping to cover the cost of registration, equipment and/or transportation for children who meet Jumpstart’s funding criteria.
To apply for assistance, call our toll free number at 1-877-616-6600 and based on your postal code a representative will provide a contact on the closest Jumpstart chapter. To find out more information about Jumpstart, please visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca.
Tim Hortons Timbit Game
Perhaps the most traditional game night program is the Tim Hortons Timbit Minor Hockey Intermission Game. For most game nights, two area teams participate in a six minute game on-ice during the second period intermission. The participating teams are provided Tim Hortons jerseys for the evening to wear in their respective games.
This program is perhaps the most popular and successful intermission program that the Rangers present on each game night. This program is an excellent support vehicle for minor hockey associations and allows the participating children the thrill of playing on the ice that the Kitchener Rangers players and many other professional hockey players have played on!
This intermission game includes girls and boys teams from primarily ages 5-8. Teams from all over Southwestern Ontario including Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Elmira, Tavistock, New Hamburg, Listowel, Woodstock and other surrounding towns and villages have worn the red, white and blue of the Rangers/Tim Hortons mini games.
If your minor hockey team(s) between the ages of 5-8 would like to participate this season, please contact Brad Sparkes at (519)576-3700 ext. 24.